Modern Concrete Paver Walkway Ideas

  • 01 of 07

    Precast or Cast in Place, These Pavers Define "Modern" For Your Home

    Mid-Century Modern House with Concrete Walkway 168532965
    Mid-Century Modern House with Concrete Walkway. Getty / Paul Bradbury

    It's a walkway that tends to grace homes that are done in the modern or contemporary styles. Each paving slab, called a paver, is made of unadorned concrete, either precast or cast in place. The paver is usually rectangular; sometimes square; rarely circular.

    The great "secret" of this style: you can save tons of money on the pavers because, unlike natural stone walks, style is achieved by placement and context. In other words, if you're going for the square-paver look, 16"...MORE concrete pavers (or stepping stones, as they are called sometimes) will suffice. Just take a look at the West Seattle walkway later in this photo gallery and you'll see what I mean.

    Stepping Stones Across a Lawn

    For this pictured mid-century modern home, the pavers continue the look of the house's flat-and-wide architecture. They look like they belong there. Yet they also look different enough that we know that this is a remodeled home.  

    One downside of this "stepping stone" approach is that it makes your lawn-cutting more frustrating.

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  • 02 of 07

    Ultra-modern Concrete Paver Walkway Set in Decorative Stone

    Large Modern Concrete Pathway
    Large Modern Concrete Pathway. Getty / Tom Merton

    Another concrete paver look that you see often: four giant rectangular concrete slabs are surrounded by gray decorative rock.  

    It's an attractive look and one that works well with the concrete wall, natural wood gate, and xeriscaping.  

    It can be maddening to keep all of that decorative rock free of leaves and other organic material. So, it's best to lay down this kind of walkway in more arid climates.

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  • 03 of 07

    Elevated Pre-Cast Concrete Slab Walkway

    Elevated Modern Concrete Paver Walkway
    Elevated Modern Concrete Paver Walkway. Getty / Paul Bradbury

    Concrete pavers don't always need to be embedded in grass or resting in rock. Sometimes, the paver levitates above that grass or rock, or above sand, dirt, ground cover, pebbles, or even other concrete.  

    Here, color-tinted precast concrete pavers provide an elevated walkway to the house.

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  • 04 of 07

    Rain-Glossy Concrete Front Square Walkway

    Glossy Concrete Front Walkway Modern Style
    Glossy Concrete Front Walkway Modern Style. © Tierra Landscape, LLC

    A simple, but effective, modern concrete walkway, constructed by pros but one that you can duplicate for your own home: 18-20 square pavers resting in a bed of landscape rock. From Tierra Landscape, LLC, a West Seattle, WA-based company, this design works not just from an aesthetic standpoint, but functionally, too, as the tight spacing means that no one has to leap from paver to paver like a frog. It's even wheelchair-accessible.  

    Also, this is a walkway that you can duplicate with either...MORE the smooth-faced or aggregate-faced 16" concrete pavers found at Home Depot.

    Buy - 16 in. x 16 in. Square Exposed Aggregate Concrete Step Stone from Home Depot

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  • 05 of 07

    Modern Concrete Walkway Partial Grass and Rock

    Modern Concrete Walkway Partial Grass and Rock
    Modern Concrete Walkway Partial Grass and Rock. © Mile High Landscaping, LLC

    Novel, fascinating walkway in the back of a Denver home straddles two worlds: the verdant, lush, organic world of plush lawn, along with the stark, gray, inorganic world of landscape stone. It's a startlingly brilliant way to pull these two disparate zones together. This idea comes from Mile High Landscaping, LLC, a Denver, CO-based landscaping company.

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  • 06 of 07

    Simple Modern Eichler Concrete Precast Walkway

    Simple Modern Eichler Concrete Precast Walkway
    Simple Modern Eichler Concrete Precast Walkway. © Rebecca Gonzalez

    This concrete paver walkway is the most pared-down and simple version of all other walkways shown in this article. It graces the front of a mid-century modern Eichler home. While I cannot determine if this is truly period (probably not, given the excellent state of the concrete--no cracks), this type of walkway is absolutely true to the times.  

    This image comes from Rebecca Gonzalez' excellent blog, Mid-Century Modern Remodel, containing home walk-throughs, retro shop reviews, and remodel...MORE updates of her own mid-century modern.

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  • 07 of 07

    Drought Resistant Modern Precast Concrete Walkway Design

    Drought Resistant Modern Precast Concrete Walkway Design
    Drought Resistant Modern Precast Concrete Walkway Design. © Rebecca Gonzalez

    Rebecca Gonzalez of Mid-Century Modern Remodel strikes again, but this time it's her own house. Cat Annie relaxes on the drought-resistant landscaping which edges the precast concrete paver walkway.

    This paver-within-stone look, often accompanied by the succulents, is a classic look. Note, too, how Gonzalez staggers the pavers to avoid a rigid look.